Tennessee Reels in New Jersey Distance Star, Amanda Nunan

Amanda Nunan of Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey has given a verbal commitment to the University of Tennessee for 2017-18.

“I’m so excited to verbally commit to the University of Tennessee class of 2021! Thanks to my family, coaches, and teammates that have helped me come this far! Go Vols!”

Nunan swims under head coach Brian Elko at Egg Harbor Township Seahawks and for Ocean City High School. She crushed the field in the 200 free and 500 free at the 2016 NJSIAA Girls Swimming Meet of Champions in February, breaking a 1988 meet record in the latter by .55. Nunan’s two individual wins and a victory in the 200 free relay contributed greatly to Ocean City’s first Public B title in program history, and led to Nunan’s being named NJ.com Swimmer of the Year.

In club swimming, Nunan place fifth and sixth in the 1650 and 500 freestyles at 2015 Winter Juniors East. She raced the 400 and 800 meter freestyles at Olympic Trials, and then again at Speedo Junior Nationals, where she came in 15th and 19th, respectively.

Her best times are:

1650/1500 free 16:27.30 16:36.77
1000/800 free 9:52.27 8:42.84
500/400 free 4:45.29 4:15.76
200 free 1:48.26 2:02.96

The Volunteers have put together a very strong class of 2021 so far; in addition to Nunan’s, Tennessee has received verbal commitments from Bailey Grinter, Megan Sichterman, and Nikol Popov.

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email to [email protected].

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Chuck Knox
4 years ago

Congratulations to Amanda and her great coach Brian Elko!

Marianne Callahan
4 years ago

Congrats Amanda…..Another Vol from South Jersey!

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Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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